What species was your first tarantula?

stonemantis

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I know there are probably many threads about this topic but, I would like to start a more current one.

My first tarantula was: Avicularia Avicularia (Adult Female) 1996

What was yours?
 
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xgrafcorex

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mine was the same..it molted a few times then stopped eating and died though :(
 

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Mine was a tiny B. vagans sling that came free with the purchase of an M. martensii scorpion back in mid-November 2006 at a local reptile show. That got the bug started and I'm now up to 21 :)
 

Trey

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Mine was a 7 in blondi I took in on a trade. WC and never got it through the molt.
 

mikeymo

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Mexican Redknee (Brachypelma smithi).

I've had him for about 6 weeks now and am enjoying his company very much :)
 

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Mine was a Christmas gift from my hubby Wolfy...A.avic who has blessed us with 2 eggsacs :clap:
 
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My first was also B. smithi. I got her for 70 dollars as a juvenile and over a year later she turned out to be a female and shes about 6" now :). When i first got her she was very calm and docile, and as she grew older she got very defensive, which is odd for a B. smithi, but i compare her in personality to some of my more mild P. murinus. This just shows, its not the species, its the spider ;).
 

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B Albopilosum what a fun spider. when i first got it its abdomen was almost completely bald. it has since molted and is a beautiful spider. thanks to the reptist. is it common for avic avics to not eat then die a few months after purchase? i just got one 2 weeks ago and i can't get it to eat. i would hate to have to bury it within a couple months. i know this isn't the best thread to ask this in but hey. pm me or respond on my other thread.
 

cheetah13mo

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WC G. rosea. She's no longer with me but I now have 3 other rosies with the other 35 T's.
 

KJE

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My first was a gift from someone on the board. It was a PZB. Thanks again for introducing me to this wonderful addiction!
 

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My first tarantula was Avicularia Avicularia Female 2004.

And she is around 7 years old.:)
 

Selenops

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A Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia) way back in mid 80s and had an Emperor Scorpion about that time too. The latter totally freaked me out, exciting as I had just introduced myself to the hobby and as far as scorpions went just about the only thing I really was aware were Desert Hairy Scorpions in the Arizona deserts. And Emps and Asian Forest scorps weren't that common yet.
 

Never_2_Old

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:D My First T was an adult female Grammostola rosea I purchased in 1999 and she is still with me along with 15 assorted Brachypelma, Grammostola, Aphonopelma, one Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens and a chubby Lasiodora parahybana.
 

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My youngest son's fifth grade science teacher retired and gave him an adult female B. emilia "for his dad," who had come to school with critters and pitched a few reptile classes. That was sixteen years ago. She lasted for twelve years. Currently I'm down to 117 tarantulas. My wife still holds it against him.
 

P. Novak

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Grammostola rosea :) 2005


well actually it was an Aphonopelma spp. 1995?
 

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My first was a C. cyaneopubescens sling. The little critter turned out to be male, and I sent him out on my first breeding loan. It was successful, but the sac dried up. :(

Later I got one of his many sisters, who is still with me. :D
 
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